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Marijuana legalization now enjoys majority support in U.S.
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Marijuana legalization now enjoys majority support in the U.S. - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/ - These are the states that could legalize pot next - https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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July 19 - Marijuana legalization now enjoys majority support in the U.S. -- 52 percent of Americans support legalization, 42 percent oppose it, and 7 percent remain undecided, according to the latest General Social Survey. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/04/majority-of-americans-favor-marijuana-legalization-for-first-time-according-to-the-nations-most-authoritative-survey/

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post contained an incorrect result for Louisiana. The percentage of Louisiana residents who favor marijuana legalization is 45 percent.

Christopher Ingraham writes about politics, drug policy and all things data. He previously worked at the Brookings Institution and the Pew Research Center.
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http://www.medicaldaily.com/ - The Grapevine - Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana For PTSD Treatment Jul 16, 2015 09:14 AM By Reuters - http://www.medicaldaily.com/colorado-rejects-medical-marijuana-ptsd-treatment-343302 - http://images.medicaldaily.com/sites/medicaldaily.com/files/styles/full_breakpoints_theme_medicaldaily_desktop_1x/public/2015/07/16/medical-marijuana.jpg - A Cannabis plant is pictured at the "Weed the People" event as enthusiasts gather to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado health officials on Wednesday rejected a bid by medical marijuana advocates to put cannabis on a list of approved treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, an agency spokesman said.

While Colorado has allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat various ailments since 2001, the state's health board has three times refused to put PTSD on its approved list. A similar proposal failed in the state legislature last year.

The spokesman, Mark Salley, said the Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 to reject a petition for PTSD to be included as a "debilitating condition" that can be treated with medical pot.

"In my opinion, the board sent a message to patients that they just don’t matter," said Teri Robnett, director of the Cannabis Patients Alliance and member of a board advisory panel that recommended the inclusion of PTSD.

"We have 22 veterans a day across the country committing suicide," said Robnett, adding that the board ignored testimony from PTSD sufferers, among them several military combat veterans saying their lives had improved since using the drug.

Nine states allow physicians to recommend medical marijuana for PTSD patients.

Having PTSD listed as a condition treatable with medical marijuana would allow physicians to recommend strains that provide relief without the drug’s psychoactive properties, and allow for improved tracking of its efficacy, Robnett added.

John Evans, a spokesman for Veterans For Freedoms, which lobbies for medical pot use to treat PTSD symptoms, said the board cited insufficient medical evidence that cannabis helps those afflicted with the mental-health condition.

"The irony is that the members that voted against us stated a lack of scientific research and data, and just voted against collecting such data," Evans, a U.S Navy veteran, said in a statement.

On its website, the health board says medical marijuana may be recommended for sufferers of cancer, glaucoma, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

It also says cannabis may be recommended for people who have "a chronic or debilitating disease" that produces persistent muscle spasms, extreme weight loss, severe pain and nausea or seizures.

(Reporting by Keith Coffman; Editing by Victoria Cavaliere and Clarence Fernandez)

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Marijuana Is Controversial and Barely Legal Posted on July 20, 2015 by Soren Dreier Author: Cathy Milne

Cannabis is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). To date, 23 states and The District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) have medical marijuana laws in place. Some states have legalized recreational pot usage. There are opinions on both sides–marijuana is controversial and barely legal.

The DEA is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and their drug classification rules state, “No prescriptions may be written for Schedule 1 substances.” Additionally, they may not be”available for clinical use.” Among the list of hard narcotics is Marijuana. The list also contains Heroin, LSD, Peyote, Ecstasy, Quaaludes, etc.

Since almost half of the U.S. has medical marijuana laws in place is the DOJ ignoring federal laws? The answer is, maybe. In an a recent article about this topic, the term “doublethink” was used. George Orwell coined the word and defined it as follows, “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” This word explains the government’s war on drugs and its distribution of legal joints for glaucoma patients.

Robert Randall, a resident of Washington D.C., was granted the right to use the drug for medical purposes by a Federal Judge in 1976. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was ordered to supply Randall with the drug. He was granted this because no other medication offered him relief for his glaucoma.

As a result of this ruling, the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program (Compassionate IND) was established. The program is run by the Federal Government and the plant is grown at the University of Mississippi. From 1976 to 1992, this program ran as the law stated. The reversal was during the height AIDS epidemic when the public health authorities declared there was no scientific reason to continue. In other words, it was suspended in response to President G.W. Bush’s administrative push to “get tough on drugs.”

Fortunately, the patients who were already on the program did not have to leave; they were “grandfathered in.”

Cannabis was legal and considered a medication in 1850. By the mid-1930s, opposition began to grow and 48 states passed laws to make it illegal because it was thought to be addictive. Then, the “Hippies” or “Flower Child” generation began to defy the anti-marijuana laws openly. In response, President Nixon declared a war on drugs in 1971. Once President Reagan was in office, First Lady Nancy Reagan launched the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign. The movement was started in 1984, and two years later, President Reagan signed The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.

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Marijuana Is Controversial and Barely Legal By Cathy Milne on July 18, 2015

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Cannabis is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). To date, 23 states and The District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) have medical marijuana laws in place. Some states have legalized recreational pot usage. There are opinions on both sides–marijuana is controversial and barely legal.

The DEA is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and their drug classification rules state, “No prescriptions may be written for Schedule 1 substances.” Additionally, they may not be”available for clinical use.” Among the list of hard narcotics is Marijuana. The list also contains Heroin, LSD, Peyote, Ecstasy, Quaaludes, etc.

Since almost half of the U.S. has medical marijuana laws in place is the DOJ ignoring federal laws? The answer is, maybe. In an a recent article about this topic, the term “doublethink” was used. George Orwell coined the word and defined it as follows, “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” This word explains the government’s war on drugs and its distribution of legal joints for glaucoma patients.

Robert Randall, a resident of Washington D.C., was granted the right to use the drug for medical purposes by a Federal Judge in 1976. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was ordered to supply Randall with the drug. He was granted this because no other medication offered him relief for his glaucoma.

As a result of this ruling, the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program (Compassionate IND) was established. The program is run by the Federal Government and the plant is grown at the University of Mississippi. From 1976 to 1992, this program ran as the law stated. The reversal was during the height AIDS epidemic when the public health authorities declared there was no scientific reason to continue. In other words, it was suspended in response to President G.W. Bush’s administrative push to “get tough on drugs.” Fortunately, the patients who were already on the program did not have to leave; they were “grandfathered in.”

Cannabis was legal and considered a medication in 1850. By the mid-1930s, opposition began to grow and 48 states passed laws to make it illegal because it was thought to be addictive. Then, the “Hippies” or “Flower Child” generation began to defy the anti-marijuana laws openly. In response, President Nixon declared a war on drugs in 1971. Once President Reagan was in office, First Lady Nancy Reagan launched the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign. The movement was started in 1984, and two years later, President Reagan signed The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.

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Proponents of medical marijuana, armed with the knowledge that the drug was considered a medication in 1850 and the Compassionate IND, began to fight for the right of the people to use pot for medicinal purposes. By 1998, four states had passed laws to allow medical marijuana to be used by patients; California passed the law in 1996. By 2014, 23 states and Washington D.C. also followed this path. Still, marijuana is considered controversial and barely legal, at least from a federal standpoint.

There has also been a movement to allow the recreational use of the drug. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington State currently have laws in place legalizing recreational usage of cannabis. The recreational use laws vary from state to state. The federal laws are the exception. Federally, it is illegal to transport marijuana across state lines and it is illegal to mail the drug as well.

While the laws are changing, the U.S. government is still practicing its doublethink and there are those who question the fact that marijuana is safe. Concerns about addiction are a big argument against the legalization of marijuana. However, proponents of the drug argue that addiction to alcohol and tobacco do not keep them from being legal. Even today, with all of the new laws, marijuana is controversial and barely legal.

Opinion By Cathy Milne - Edited By Leigh Haugh

Sources: Governing the States and Localities–State Marijuana Laws Map

ProCon–23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and D.C. Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits

USA TODAY–4 Americans Get Pot From U.S. Government FRONTLINE–Thirty Years of America’s Drug War: A Chronology Feature Photo Courtesy of Coleen Whitfield’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License Inline Photo Courtesy of Sarah Reese’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

Cannabis Church Is Not Just Blowing Smoke [Video] By Cherese Jackson on July 5, 2015 Headlines, Indiana, Marijuana, U.S. - http://guardianlv.com/tag/marijuana/ - http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/church-cannabis.jpg - http://guardianlv.com/

The First Church of Cannabis is not just blowing smoke, but looking to spread love, peace, and joy. The church held its first service of communion on Wednesday, July 1 in Indiana. The gathering opened to a packed house inside and out. Neighborhood protestors lined the streets along with law enforcement as the congregants inside […]

Cannabis Church Is Not Just Blowing Smoke [Video] By Cherese Jackson on July 5, 2015No Comment http://guardianlv.com/2015/07/cannabis-church-is-not-just-blowing-smoke-video/

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The First Church of Cannabis is not just blowing smoke, but looking to spread love, peace, and joy. The church held its first service of communion on Wednesday, July 1 in Indiana. The gathering opened to a packed house inside and out. Neighborhood protestors lined the streets along with law enforcement as the congregants inside sang, shouted and heard words of encouragement.

The service was led by Ministers of Music, Love, and Education. The Minister of Music set the sanctuary on fire with Mary Jane, by the late Rick James, as people danced in the aisles and around the pews. Mary Jane is one of James’ earliest hits as a solo artist and is one of his most notable songs. It is not an ode to a sexy woman as many once thought, but a love song to marijuana.

I’m in love with Mary Jane she’s my main thing. She makes me feel all right, she makes my heart sing. And when I’m feeling low, she comes as no surprise. Turns me on with her love, takes me to paradise.

Although the service maintained the flow of a traditional worship service, it was anything but ordinary. The one component that was missing from the cannabis church experience was marijuana. The First Church of Cannabis did not intend on blowing smoke but spreading love during the first gathering. Prior to the first service, the city’s top law enforcement officials issued a warning to the First Church of Cannabis. It stated:

Anyone who smokes marijuana at the inaugural service next week will face criminal charges.

The warning came from Police Chief Rick Hite and Prosecutor Terry Curry. Both authoriti

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